Part-Time Resident Supporter (Position 2)

Reports to: Manager or Associate Director, Residential Programs

Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing. We bring critical resources and deep cultural competency to help Asian communities find refuge, recovery, and renewal. We serve survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual violence of all ages. We provide innovative healing services and award-winning assistance to individuals and families. Depending on circumstance, they have access to a safe place to live, assistance with housing, employment, English language training, legal immigration assistance, financial empowerment, and so much more.

Our goal is to provide support and guidance to survivors so that they can live their lives free of abuse. We believe this is achieved when they can gain harmony in their lives and a sense of belonging to a community. Through these gains, individuals can recover from trauma and pursue independent lives. For convenience and accessibility to our services, we provide services at 3 community offices located in or near Asian neighborhoods.

Survivors of domestic and sexual violence can find refuge, recovery and renewal at Womankind’s two emergency residences. We provide immediate safety to survivors and their children and work with them toward recovering from trauma. Our staff effectively offer support and assistance in accessing services and resources

The Resident Supporter’s primary responsibilities are to ensure smooth operations of Womankind facilities and to answer helpline calls. Current needs 7pm-7am on Saturdays and Sundays and 9pm-7am on Wednesdays.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the facility is maintained in a safe and harmonious manner, including helping residents manage crises, solve problems, and resolve conflicts
  • Answer the helpline
  • Manage inventory as needed
  • Support and strengthen the functioning of residents as well as fellow Womankind team members
  • Liaise and communicate with outside agents
  • Perform maintenance tasks as needed (for example, room preparation and light cleaning)
  • Ensure that the residence is appropriately staffed according to regulations, meaning the staff member cannot leave until her/his replacement arrives and must be on call for extra shifts in case of emergency
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak an Asian language required
  • 1 year of experience in social services field or willingness to be trained
  • Demonstrated interest in anti-violence work or other humanitarian work a big plus
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Crisis management experience a plus
  • Knowledge of CPR/First Aid, fire safety a plus

How to apply:

Email resume and cover letter to shuang@iamwk.org. Please include your name and position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls. Womankind is an Equal Opportunity Employer.